WATCH: Authors Celebrate National Library Week and Share Their Love for Librarians Everywhere

By Jennifer Rubins | April 8 2024 | Excerpts & VideosFrom the Author

In our opinion, every week is National Library Week, but thanks to the official annual celebration that’s recognized by the American Library Association, we have a good excuse to share some extra library love for seven bookish days each year. For 2024, the theme is “Ready, Set, Library!” And our library-loving authors were set and ready to go and share their heartfelt appreciation. Take a look, share, and enjoy. . . Happy National Library Week!

James McBride says “thank you” to librarians fighting book bans


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Lisa Wingate celebrates librarians and access to books


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Chris Whitaker shares why he loves libraries and how working at the library served him as a writer


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Former teacher-librarian John Schu on why libraries are awesome


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Check Out These Library Lovers' Books

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
A Novel

From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah’s Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them.

A Novel

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a sweeping novel inspired by the untold history of women pioneers who fought to protect children caught in the storm of land barons hungry for power and oil wealth.

All the Colors of the Dark

From the New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End comes a soaring thriller and an epic love story that spans decades.

Louder Than Hunger

Read by Jeff Ebner with a Note read by the Author

Revered teacher, librarian, and story ambassador John Schu explores anorexia—and self-expression as an act of survival—in a wrenching and transformative novel-in-verse.

Age 10 and up